Share this Job

Job Title:  Associate Product Manager

Req ID:  22199
Job Category:  Marketing/Communications
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Zip:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Life Science Service Marketing team is looking for smart, passionate, and naturally curious people with a Customer first mindset.  If you are a hardworking, collaborative problem-solver, then join our high-impact, global, Service Product Management team. This role is a mixture of downstream and upstream marketing with balanced focus on global new product development and initiatives centered on marketing & sales strategies and execution for Service Marketing.  You will work closely with the direct manager to achieve success through effective implementation in the following areas: 



1.    Marketing Strategy Co-Development, Execution & Program Management

⦁    Work closely with the Equipment Product Managers & Service Engineering and direct manager to increase product penetration/win rate through the development of tools and programs that provide a seamless approach to selling the STERIS Service value.
⦁    Help identify issues, opportunities, and associated strategies within Service, Parts and CECS Controlled Environment Certification Services through frequent collaboration with sales leadership and account managers.
⦁    Support and participate in sales meetings, national & regional conferences, and in-person and virtual events.
⦁    Communicate with field representatives to assure awareness of product changes, pricing changes, new sales tools, corrective measures, etc.      

2.    Product or Category Leadership & Team Building

⦁    Help create and support short and long-term product roadmaps and demand generation plans to support category growth.
⦁    Establish the ability to win mind share with internal cross functional team members to identifying solutions based on data, building excitement and consensus to drive projects forward


Duties - cont'd

3. Product Planning and Execution 

- Participate and collaborate with global sales and marketing leadership on the development/execution of new product launches including:

⦁    forecasting and financial planning/business case development
⦁    market potential/opportunity and target share by product line
⦁    needs based Customer segmentation
⦁    value proposition creation
⦁    competitive analysis
⦁    understanding of market pricing by product line
⦁    strategies to support sales execution

- Gain a general understanding of the competitive product marketplace and approach to pricing strategy stewardship
- Regularly observe market trends and sales analysis to plan, review, adjust and approve product/procedural plans and identification of future product development opportunities.

4. Market Research & New Product Development

  • Provide leadership in all phases of the Stage Gate process making sure to leverage direct manager.
  • Provide commercial and Voice of Customer supporting recommendations for NPD and Marketing Comm based on qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Support cross-functional new product development teams with market objectives, feasibility testing, and risk analysis for new products and line extensions.
  • Help plan and prepare for new product launches including forecasting, sales collateral, equipment evaluation requirements, pricing guidelines, and product training. 
  • Review industry publications and practices to ensure products meet Customer needs and industry guidelines.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Communication

Required Experience

1. BA or BS degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field
2. Three plus years of relevant business experience (1-2 years of that experience in Marketing preferred)


⦁    Exhibit a strong sense of urgency for executing strategic plans and achieving product revenue goals
⦁    Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
⦁    Demonstrated problem-solving, negotiation, analytical and project management skills
⦁    Ability to work remotely or in an office setting 
⦁    Fluent in Microsoft Office Applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
⦁    Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with track record of successfully connecting, influencing, and motivating cross functional teams
⦁    Domestic and International Travel required 



STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Medical, Engineer, Program Manager, Product Development, Marketing, Healthcare, Engineering, Management, Research